Thursday, 19 June 2014

World Cup Crunch Time for England

England take on Uruguay tonight knowing defeat would seriously dent their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson’s side go into the game as favourites, but the England manager will have a selection headache following Wayne Rooney’s poor display in a wide role in the 2-1 defeat against Italy.

There have been plenty of calls to return Rooney to his favoured ‘number 10’ role in the centre, and if he does, the 7/4 on him to break his World Cup duck will prove popular with punters.

Uruguay will be going all out to eradicate the memory of an embarrassing 3-1 loss to Costa Rica, and with talisman Luis Suarez returning to the fray, they will have that added boost which could make all the difference.

The Liverpool man is 5/1 to open the scoring, and 5/2 to score in a Uruguay win. Both sides yielded over 2.5 goals in their opening fixtures, and it is evens for the same outcome in the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Punters are latching on to that price with such a plethora of striking talent on display and, with question marks over both defences, it would be no surprise to see it be backed in to a shade of odds-on.

The sides have met ten times, with 2-1 the final score on five occasions (three for England, two for Uruguay), adding appeal to the 8/1 on England to maintain that trend.

Odds are provided by Skybet and  are subject to change.


Betfair have a couple of special offers on the match. The first is available to all customers, on all pre-match markets and in ALL England group matches. Just place a pre-match Sportsbook Single bet on any of England’s group matches and you will get a full refund as a free bet if England lose that match PLUS get another free £50 matched bet on any market if you are a new Betfair customer.
Betfair's second offer, which is exclusively for new customers, is to back England to win at odds of 6/1.
While Betfair are offering money back if England lose, Coral are offering money back if England win - so pay your money and take your choice!

Finally for the England v Uruguay game, Coral are offering 7/1 for Sturridge and Suarez both to score.
Scroll down to check out more World Cup Specials in our earlier posts, and get all the latest World Cup News direct from FIFA at, World Cup News and Betting Specials.

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